Children & Families - Working for Essex
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Welcome to Children & Families

“Our services are highly diverse and we have interesting and stimulating opportunities for everyone, as well as various career pathways you can explore.

In recent years, our Children & Families teams and Youth Offending Service have been awarded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. If this kind of environment resonates with you and you enjoy making a difference, we’d be delighted to receive your application.

Good luck and best wishes.”

Helen Lincoln, Executive Director, Children & Families

Serious about social work

Diverse, passionately committed and Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’, Essex County Council’s Children & Families team offers careers few can match for impact and variety.

What does it take?

There’s no magic to it. Just hope and heart, and a lot of hard work. Watch this video to understand what it takes to join us here at Essex in Children & Families.

Essex Social Care Academy (ESCA)

The ESCA is dedicated to our social work colleagues across the organisation. We’re passionate about all aspects of CPD in social care, investing in a holistic approach to learning, development and impact in the county’s social care services.

ESCA provides a framework that promotes and enables a professional learning culture, improving professional excellence and driving up standards to deliver high-quality practice.

We’ve won multiple awards at a national level. ESCA is recognised as truly innovative and ahead of the curve.

We are also proud to have been recognised as Social Work Employer of the year 2021!

Hear from some of our colleagues below on their experience of working for Essex County Council

Oliver Harvey

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Rachel Fairall

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Danielle Martin

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Service Manager, Family Support & Protection
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